Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer - The High Cost of Dying
MICKEY SPILLANE'S MIKE HAMMER (1956-1959) New York City. 1958. In these concrete canyons, everybody's got an angle: The beauty with the sob story who killed her old man. The harmless geezer who's in bed with the mob. The kidnapped broad who's really a fraud. When a case gets too twisted for the cops, only one man can straighten it out: two-fisted gumshoe Mike Hammer. Created by legendary crime novelist Mickey Spillane, Mike Hammer was brought to television for the first time in 1958, with Darren McGavin (Kolchak: The Night Stalker, A Christmas Story) as the hardboiled private eye. Pummeled for its 'excessive and gratuitous violence' (by 1950's standards), the show was, nevertheless, instantly successful - thanks, in part, to McGavin's tongue-in-cheek charm. A 78-episode run featuring the original jazz theme, Riff Blues, and an unforgettable cast of conmen, crooks, killers and femmes fatale played by such notables as Angie Dickinson, Ted Knight, Barbara Bain, Marion Ross, Dick Van Patten and Robert Vaughn. _______________________________________________________________ Disclaimer: I do not own this video and I have no intention to upload the rest of the series. This video was uploaded only with nostalgia purposes in mind. If despite that anybody still thinks I should remove this video due to any kind of (not intended) copyright infringement please feel free to contact me through here and I'll do so. Thank you.